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Brown County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, July 3, 2018

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-6196


Brown County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-vehicle crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 12 and 385th Avenue

               Half mile west of Aberdeen, S.D.

When:   11:57 a.m., June 23, 2018


Driver No. 1: Herman Pfeiffer, 86, Aberdeen, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Blazer


Driver No. 2: Lisa Brown, 36, Aberdeen, S.D., Minor Injuries

Passenger: Triston Brown, 18, Aberdeen, S.D., Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Silverado


ABERDEEN, S.D. – An 86-year-old Aberdeen man has died from injuries sustained in a June 23, 2018 crash west of Aberdeen.


A 1999 Chevrolet Blazer was southbound on 385th Avenue when it stopped at the posted stop sign at the intersection with U.S. Highway 12. The vehicle then proceeded across the westbound lanes of U.S. 12, colliding with a westbound 2002 Chevrolet Silverado.


Herman Pfeiffer, who was driving the Blazer, sustained life-threatening injuries. He died on Tuesday, July 3.


Both occupants of the Silverado suffered minor injuries. The driver was 36-year-old Lisa Brown and the passenger was 18-year-old Triston Brown. Both are from Aberdeen.


All three people involved were wearing seatbelts. No charges are pending.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.


The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.




Note: Records of state-reportable crashes are now available at http://www.safesd.gov/  Records should be available about 10 days after the investigation is complete.